Regional Hits of 1997

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The standard page for 1997 lists the biggest hit songs across the whole World. This page compares that with the top 20 biggest hits of the year in North America and Europe. The region index explains how these results were generated and the long term trends.

The most distinctive songs of 1997 (that is the hits that only charted in one place) has been calculated.

  North America   World   Europe  
# Artist Song Title Artist Song Title Artist Song Title #
1 Elton John Candle in the Wind '97 Moves 0 Moves 0 Elton John Candle in the Wind '97 Moves 0 Moves 0 Elton John Candle in the Wind '97 1
2 Jewel You Were Meant for Me Moves -15 Moves -2 P Diddy & Faith Evans I'll Be Missing You Moves 0 Moves 0 P Diddy & Faith Evans I'll Be Missing You 2
3 Hanson Mmmbop Moves 0 Moves 0 Hanson Mmmbop Moves -2 Moves -2 Aqua Barbie Girl 3
4 P Diddy & Faith Evans I'll Be Missing You Moves 2 Moves -1 No Doubt Don't Speak Moves 0 Moves 0 No Doubt Don't Speak 4
5 No Doubt Don't Speak Moves 1 Moves -97 Aqua Barbie Girl Moves 2 Moves 2 Hanson Mmmbop 5
6 Mariah Carey Honey Moves -8 Moves -1 R Kelly I Believe I Can Fly Moves -1 Moves -1 Will Smith Men in Black 6
7 R Kelly I Believe I Can Fly Moves 1 Moves -59 Will Smith Men in Black Moves 1 Moves 1 R Kelly I Believe I Can Fly 7
8 The Wallflowers One Headlight Moves -47 Moves -4 Chumbawamba Tubthumping Moves -5 Moves -4 The Backstreet Boys Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) 8
9 Savage Garden I Want You Moves -10 Moves -7 Elton John Something About the Way You look Tonight Moves -11 Moves -24 Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli Time to Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro) 9
10 Jewel Foolish Games Moves -24 Moves -69 U2 Discotheque Moves 0 Moves 0 U2 Discotheque 10
11 Sheryl Crow Everyday is a Winding Road Moves -27 Moves -16 Spice Girls 2 Become 1 Moves -7 Moves -10 Madonna Don't Cry For Me Argentina 11
12 Chumbawamba Tubthumping Moves 4 Moves -12 The Backstreet Boys Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) Moves 4 Moves -78 Wes Alane 12
13 Third Eye Blind Semi-Charmed Life Moves -15 Moves -8 The Verve Bitter Sweet Symphony Moves -12 Moves 5 Chumbawamba Tubthumping 13
14 Usher You make Me Wanna Moves -11 Moves 8 Mariah Carey Honey Moves -50 Moves -28 Spice Girls Mama 14
15 Sarah McLachlan Building a Mystery Moves -61 Moves -33 The Backstreet Boys As Long As You Love Me Moves 0 Moves 0 The Backstreet Boys As Long As You Love Me 15
16 Elton John Something About the Way You look Tonight Moves 7 Moves -64 The Cardigans Lovefool Moves -20 Moves -4 The Backstreet Boys Everybody (Backstreet's Back) 16
17 Boyz II Men 4 Seasons of Loneliness Moves -22 Moves 15 Jewel You Were Meant for Me Moves -100 Moves -10 Ricky Martin (Un Dos Tres) Maria 17
18 Shawn Colvin Sunny Came Home Moves -50 Moves -1 Meredith Brooks Bitch Moves -11 Moves 7 Spice Girls 2 Become 1 18
19 Meredith Brooks Bitch Moves 1 Moves 10 Savage Garden I Want You Moves -75 Moves -90 Tic Tac Toe Warum? 19
20 Notorious BIG & P Diddy Mo Money Mo Problems Moves -10 Moves -14 The Backstreet Boys Everybody (Backstreet's Back) Moves 4 Moves 11 Elton John Something About the Way You look Tonight 20

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